Miracle on 34th Street Auditions

Los Altos Stage Company is holding auditions for Miracle On 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast by Lance Arthur Smith & original lyrics, music & arrangements by Jon Lorenz

This heartwarming holiday classic retold in the tradition of a live 1940’s era radio broadcast. When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court. Watch the miracle unfold when the belief of a little girl makes all the difference in this iconic story. Staged with live Foley effects and a score of favorite holiday tunes, Miracle on 34th Street is sure to melt even the most cynical of hearts.

Los Altos Stage Company’s production is directed by Allie Bailey (Into the Woods 2018).

Performance dates: Wednesday through Sunday, November 21- December 22. Wednesday-Saturday performances start at 8pm. Sundays start at 3pm.

Audition date: Sunday, June 23 from 7-10pm.

Prepare: Please prepare 16-32 bars of music and a contrasting 1-minute monologue to show your range and ability to play multiple roles. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist.

Where: Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos CA, 94022

Callbacks: Sunday, June 30 from 7-10pm.

Rehearsals: Weekly, Sunday through Thursday, from 7pm-10pm. Rehearsals begin Sunday, October 6.

Actor Stipend: $450 for rehearsals and performances. Non-AEA only.

Please contact Allie Bailey (Production Manager) with requests for an audition slot and any questions at alliebailey@losaltosstage.org

Characters:
Sherri Rosen-Mason – early 50’s, very liberal secular-Jewish woman. Head of Admissions for Hillcrest.

Kristofer Van Lisberg as Kris Kringle: Santa Claus. Non-singing.

Cordelia Ragsdale as Doris Walker: Macy’s public relations expert. Alto/mezzo soprano C4-C#5

Gracie Demarco as Susan Walker***: Her precocious daughter. C4-C5

Grady Williams as Fred Gailey: Lawyer, looking for love and a miracle. Baritone/tenor Bb3-G4

Wallace Ainsley as Male Character Actor: Various. Versatile. Baritone B3-E4

Olivia Glatt as Female Character Actor: Various. Versatile. Soprano C4-E5

Alex Mialdo as Announcer/Foley Artist: Bass/Baritone F2-E4

*All actors except the two playing Kris and Susan play multiple roles.

**Please note that the practice of inclusive casting will be used in casting this production.

***Actors 12 to adult will be considered for this role since it is a radio play. Gracie Demarco should sound like an intelligent 8-year-old girl.

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